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Thinking TOO much out of the box!

A prominent businessman went shoe shopping at a local store.  After selecting a pair of shoes of size 8, he asked the new saleswoman to pack it.  However, he soon realized that he had left his wallet back home.  So, he told the saleswoman that he would take the shoes and make the payment the next day. Although the saleswoman could gauge the(..)

In Brad Pitt’s Shoes

Rules of Engagement

A worried man once approached a saint who lived near a stream.  “My wife and I are having issues”, he said.  “Each time we argue, we lose our temper and say things we don’t mean.”  The saint gave the man an earthen pot and instructed him to get him some drinking water from the stream.  When the man reached the stream, a bullock cart happened(..)

Empty Problem!

Once a toothpaste factory faced a packaging problem.  Many empty boxes were shipped without the tubes inside.  Therefore, the company hired a consultancy firm to solve the issue. After spending a lot of time and money, the problem was solved.  A high-tech precision scale was installed at the end of the production line.  The scale would trigger a bell(..)

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai!

Kuch Kuch Hota Hai!

Over the rainbow… Today is my Silver Jubilee Anniversary.  And(..)

The Clutch – Part 2

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A game changer… The human memory is short-lived.  Good and bad times pass, and we move on.  Two weeks ago, I was in darkness.  I couldn’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.  Today, on my birthday, I am on the path to recovery, but the past few days are still fresh in my mind.  It(..)

The Clutch – Part 1

The Clutch – Part 1

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Too sudden and steep… Sunday, May 19th.  I am writing from an(..)

The Silver Lining

There once lived a great mathematician in a village. He was often called by the local king to advise on matters related to the economy. One day, the village headman tells him, "You may be a great mathematician, but your son does not know what is more valuable: gold or silver." The mathematician calls his son, "What is more valuable: gold or silver?"(..)

PQ (Passion Quotient)

A passionate teacher was once queried on her secret behind living in the moment—always enjoying her work with no personal baggage. She raised a glass of water, and asked, “How heavy is this glass of water?” Her students enthusiastically shouted answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple of pounds! The teacher replied, “From my perspective,(..)

A Perfect Day

A Perfect Day

Aurora Borealis… Have you had a ‘perfect’ day recently? How(..)

In Search of Hope

In Search of Hope

Good evening. You know what’s the most special thing about the(..)

A Bed of Stones

A boy has a superb assortment of colourful stones that he has gathered over the years. He meets a girl with a unique collection of antique coins. The boy is fascinated by the girl’s coins and tells her that he will give her all his stones in exchange for her coins. The girl agrees. The boy sneaks out a couple of his most exquisite stones, and gives the(..)

Once upon a Friend

Once upon a Friend

A chai break… Oct 8, 2018, 10:30 am, New Delhi. It was(..)

Stairway to Heaven

Stairway to Heaven

A little boy goes to a pet shop to buy a puppy and discovers that(..)

An Optionless Choice

A rich, old man with no offspring decides to hold a competition to determine who should get his inheritance. He summons all the poor people in the locality, and gives each one a seed. “Plant this seed and nurture it. In one year, bring back the flower that grows from it. Whoever brings me the most beautiful flower is capable of nurturing my wealth, and(..)

A Spoonful of Cheer

Once, a king sent his son to learn about the recipe for constant happiness from a cheerful sage. To the prince’s surprise, the sage was nothing like a traditional sage at all! He lived in a beautiful castle, buzzing with action. Tradesmen came and went, a small orchestra played soft music, and tables lay covered with delicious platters. The cheerful man(..)

Finding Order in Chaos

A master calls his ardent disciple home one day. The student finds the guru waiting for him in his fenced yard with four identical puppies. The guru lets them loose and asks the disciple to catch them all. The energetic puppies run haphazardly. The chase is chaotic. The disciple tries to catch one, then the other, and finally sits down exhausted after(..)

Slippery Slopes

A newly wed couple is sorting through the gift envelopes. They are elated because the total sum of “congratulations money” has surpassed their wildest expectations. But one strange envelope bothers them. It does not have the sender’s name written on it. Inside, there is no money, only 2 VIP tickets to the concert of a top Bollywood musician scheduled(..)

2 Idiots

2 Idiots

A best friend recipe… May 13, 2018. It was a big thing for both(..)

Cruise Away

Ever seen geese flying in a ‘V’ formation during their migration? Grace apart, there are two strategies at work. First, it conserves their energy. Each bird flies slightly above the bird in front of it, bringing about a reduction in wind resistance. Lesson: A good leader makes life easier for the followers. Second, the birds take turns being in(..)

Batting with a Star

Batting with a Star

A cheerful odyssey… Being cheerful is an important professional(..)

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